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When men were the only models we had : my teachers Barzun, Fadiman, and Trilling

Author: Carolyn G Heilbrun
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2002.
Series: Personal takes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Once upon a time there were three men who exemplified, without knowing it, my ideal life. All of them became famous as writers, influential thinkers, and public figures. Their names are Clifton Fadiman, Lionel Trilling, and Jacques Barzun. They met in college, they remained aware of one another - as friends or, if less than friends, companions and fellow crusaders on behalf of similar ideals ... Although one of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Carolyn G Heilbrun; Lionel Trilling; Clifton Fadiman; Jacques Barzun; Jacques Barzun; Clifton Fadiman; Carolyn G Heilbrun; Lionel Trilling
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn G Heilbrun
ISBN: 0812236327 9780812236323
OCLC Number: 46975174
Description: 159 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Personal takes.
Responsibility: Carolyn G. Heilbrun.

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"A study of the influences of Clifton Fadiman, Lionel Trilling, and Jacques Barzun on Heilbrun's own literary development, but the book is far broader than that-really, a history of Columbia  Read more...

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"A tough and lovely memoir, one that stokes deep admiration and gratitude for those who went before."-Kirkus "A study of the influences of Clifton Fadiman, Lionel Trilling, and Jacques Barzun on Read more...

 
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